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Nymphara
« on: March 13, 2012 01:13:23 PM »

Here's what I've been dyeing lately. I love it when the house smells of vinegar and wet sheep! These are all fingering weight skeins. The Chrome and Rust, and Professor yarns are self striping for socks, and the Forget Me Not is a gradient skein. I keep imagining it done up as a shawl, with the light purple at the top, all the way down to the dark purple at the bottom.


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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2012 01:17:11 PM »

Very nice! I was just asking my cousin (the spinner/knitter) about spinning yarn this thin.
Is this the amount you'd need for a pair of socks? I want to try two-at-a-time toe up mid-calf socks but don't know how to figure that part of things out.
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« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2012 01:19:54 PM »

Thank you! Yes, all of these are plenty of yardage for a pair of socks.
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« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2012 04:01:20 PM »

Always nice to find another who loves the smell of vinegary wool. These are great. Chrome and Rust just sounds awesome, and the color does it justice. Nice job.
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« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2012 05:08:48 PM »

I love the blue.
Please pardon all the questions (I know nothing, lol) but is the nylon content to help the wool be stronger when it's spun so thin?
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« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2012 05:14:08 PM »

The colors are gorgeous. Anything knit with these would be beautiful by default Smiley.
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« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2012 05:15:46 PM »

I love the blue.
Please pardon all the questions (I know nothing, lol) but is the nylon content to help the wool be stronger when it's spun so thin?
What I know of it, the nylon helps add strength and stretch.

Lime, you mean to say "Knit or crochet," right?  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2012 06:06:43 PM »

Hey crafty, no need to apologize!. Nylon is often included in sock yarn because socks have a lot of high friction areas, and the nylon helps keep it from wearing out. People who make socks with yarn that have no nylon will sometimes hold a nylon thread with their yarn and knit it into the toe and heel.

Thanks for the kind words, everyone! I'm rather addicted to color. Dyeing yarn is pretty much the coolest thing ever.
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« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2012 08:06:48 PM »

I absolutely love the forget me not.
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« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2012 08:21:37 PM »

I adore them all, though I would have to say that the Professor is my favorite, so beautiful. You have done some beautiful work. Smiley
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